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Could remote learning mark the end of snow days?

Could remote learning mark the end of snow days?
January 6, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on education and the way students are taught, including in District 128. Students have had to quickly adapt to a new structure of school: remote learning....

First Covid-19 vaccine approved amid surge in case numbers

First Covid-19 vaccine approved amid surge in case numbers
December 17, 2020

Almost nine months after the initial closing of schools, businesses and other places nationwide, Covid-19 is still ravaging the United States. With over 17 million confirmed positive cases domestically,...

Yearbook Staff Provides Coverage While Adapting

The yearbook staff, under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Julia Hasler and adviser Kristen Connelly, will once again strive for perfection in this year's yearbook -- even during the unusual times that Covid-19 has brought -- just like they have in past years.
December 16, 2020

Throughout first semester, the yearbook staff has acclimated to the limitations of the pandemic on in-person events and has devised creative approaches to ensure school coverage. One major alteration...

Village Hosts Meetings on Diversity, Affordable Housing

Sharon Starr, chairman of the Human Relations Commission in Libertyville, and Mayor Terry Weppler have been focusing on diversity and inclusion in Libertyville with the help of some committed residents.
December 16, 2020

According to many of its residents, Libertyville has been deemed a safe, family-friendly town with a great school system and many community events, lacking in only two categories: diversity and affordable...

Breaking The Barrier

Breaking The Barrier
The Growth of Female Coaches in Professional Sports
December 16, 2020

On Nov. 13, the Miami Marlins made history. This Major League Baseball (MLB) team hired Kim Ng to be their general manager. She will be the first woman to hold the GM position of any professional male...

Some Cool News: Episode 5

December 15, 2020

"We are within reach of the end of this unforgettable, already infamous year of 2020. That is cool news in and of itself but there are many stories that are inspirational and show the resilience, determination,...

First-Time Voters Take Advantage of Their Voice

First-Time Voters Take Advantage of Their Voice
December 1, 2020

In addition to being able to sign liability forms and get piercings and tattoos, voting in the United States is a major privilege of being an 18-year-old.  Many demographics contributed to the...

Coronavirus spreads in Illinois, affecting the reopening of LHS

On Oct. 31, the LHS parking lot transformed into a mobile COVID-19 testing site, free of cost and available to all Libertyville residents.
November 17, 2020

Similar to many other states in the U.S., Illinois has been struggling with battling Coronavirus, especially recently. In the last month, the case count has been rising dramatically. As of Nov. 10,  Illinois...

Equity Club Begins, with Plans to Make Change

November 17, 2020

Students Supporting Equal Rights (SSER) is a new, equity-driven club started this fall. Led by juniors Debjani Maitra and Maddy Tepper, and senior Amal Hasan (a member of DOI), the club has two main...

Data Analysis of the 2020 US Elections

Data Analysis of the 2020 US Elections
November 11, 2020

In mid-October, Drops of Ink conducted a mock presidential election among the student body of LHS. Last week, more than 150 million citizens of the United States cast their ballot for the next president....

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